Fall 2023 Newsletter

Sometimes it takes a while for God to answer prayers but at SOHO we have learnt that He is never late. For almost a decade we prayed for land with Title /Deed that SOHO could purchase on which to build safe homes. Just before the COVID outbreak, that land, now Lentsaba Farm, was purchased.

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By |2023-11-15T17:35:05+00:00November 15th, 2023|News, Newsletters, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summer 2023 Newsletter

The population of Marekamp reflects the population of Eswatini with the majority under twenty or in their teens. It is a trafficking hot spot because girls learn in Primary School that the necessities of life could be acquired by giving themselves for the use of their benefactors. As a result, there is a hefty population of pregnant teens, no skills, no jobs and limited access to school because most of them lack the required ID for admission…

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By |2023-09-25T16:05:17+00:00September 25th, 2023|News, Newsletters|0 Comments

March 2023 Newsletter

In the Kingdom of Eswatini, one out of every five children does not complete high school. Challenges begin at the primary school level even though education at this level is free except for ‘top up’ fees, school uniforms and bus fare for many to attend school. For orphans and vulnerable children for whom a daily meal is a struggle, these minor expenses pose a major barrier to education.

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By |2023-03-23T15:30:04+00:00March 23rd, 2023|News, Newsletters|0 Comments

Fall 2022 Newsletter

Today, another child is born. The offspring of a mother who just had her first menstrual period. I have known her for eight years and discovered that she may have been trafficking for at least half of her young life. Whenever I visited Eswatini, when she was around seven years old and still in Primary school, she would come along with her sister and they would sleep on the empty bed in my hotel room or on blankets on the floor. They would lie at the foot of my bed while I tried to compress half a decade of mothering into a few hours.

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By |2022-09-27T17:19:53+00:00September 27th, 2022|News, Newsletters, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summer 2022 Newsletter

In the wake of the Covid pandemic, Eswatini (formerly, Swaziland) has been staggering beneath double blows. Fifteen years ago when SOHO began as a ministry to a staggering population of orphans in the small kingdom, one third of the country was affected by HIV/AIDS and until two years ago, the country had the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in the world. Today, with a prevalence rate of 26%, the country with a population of 1.2 million still struggles to meet the needs of 120,000 plus orphans and vulnerable children.

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By |2022-08-03T01:44:47+00:00July 29th, 2022|News, Newsletters|0 Comments

Spring 2022 Newsletter

Covid 19 crippled the travel industry shortly after acquisition of INTSABA mountain farm just over two years ago. My visit at the end of March was my first since then. It was so impacting that I am inviting you to come along with me. Let me take you there!

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By |2022-07-29T18:49:21+00:00May 3rd, 2022|News, Newsletters|0 Comments

Winter 2022 Newsletter

The gift of Hope is like a breath of life. After 15 years of serving orphans and vulnerable children in Eswatini, SOHO seeks to expand its reach to address the growing needs intensified by Covid 19 and social unrest in the small Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly, Swaziland). The resources needed to heal, educate, feed and nurture children come from compassionate hearts that give funds to grow Hope.

Artists from three continents have come together as Friends of SOHO to acknowledge this important milestone and to help us generate the resources to meet the greater needs that confront us. In this Newsletter, we want to share stories of where HOPE saved lives and to share with you an Evening Of HOPE with SOHO and Friends that will be truly memorable.

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By |2022-03-11T15:54:45+00:00March 9th, 2022|News, Newsletters, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fall 2021 Newsletter

During this season of celebration and thanksgiving, we pause to thank YOU, our supporters who have given of your resources to help the children we serve. Child-headed households are living situations where a child is the decision-maker and where there is no identifiable extended family to take care of them. That is our target population along with vulnerable children who may be at risk although they may have a caregiver.

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By |2022-02-17T15:25:29+00:00February 17th, 2022|News, Newsletters|0 Comments

Summer 2021 Newsletter


Swaziland is experiencing political unrest. South Africa, which surrounds this tiny kingdom, is experiencing politically driven violence, looting and burning. The crisis that is resulting for orphans and vulnerable children will only intensify. Excessive food and fuel shortage, inconsistency in education, physical and emotional trauma for many is the result. SOHO is collaborating with academic and business partners to address three critical issues.

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By |2022-02-17T15:01:53+00:00February 17th, 2022|News, Newsletters|0 Comments

An Evening of Hope – Livestream Event


Hope for the future • Hope for the present

March 17, 2022 • 7pm CST


Light shines best when the darkness is deepest. Against the backdrop of a pandemic that has wreaked economic havoc and increased the challenge of survival for the marginalized poor, SOHO and Friends present a memorable Evening Of HOPE. This Virtual event which will live-stream from Oakwood University’s Media Center, shares through music, and inspiring comments, the message of Hope for the Present and Hope for the future.
Alvin Chea
Event Host
Guest Artist
Sonya Sampson
Guest Artist
Gail Masondo
Musical Director
Sibusiso Victor Masondo
Musical Director


Anika Anderson
Babbie Mason
Beth Nielsen Chapman
Gcina Nhlapho
Naledi Masilo
Noelle Parrino
Roxana Pavel
Verona Pillay
The Chitans
Brenden and Mpoomy
By |2022-07-29T18:51:41+00:00February 16th, 2022|Events, News|0 Comments
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